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Russian Newest TU-160M Modernized Strategic Bomber

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:18:45 +0000

(image) A first flight of modernized strategic bomber TU-160M2 is planned for 2018 February.  Today it went out of the workshop onto an airfield. Almost ready for its first flight.   If all goes well they plan to ship those into … Read more...

Everyday Soviet Life Photos by S.Friedland

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:24:48 +0000

(image) When most of the Soviet photo journalists were filming in black and white, Semyon Friedland was shooting in full color. He was the main photo editor of the big Soviet magazine, Ogoniok. Here are some of his works. Most are taken in … Read more...

Russian Abandoned Railroad Graveyard

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:51:16 +0000

(image)   They call this place a “secret train graveyard” and it’s located in Yekaterinburg. Photographer of the local news outlet E1 visited this place and sneaked in. Here are the pictures and a story. Normal people can’t get inside here. … Read more...

Man Built Jet Plane Himself [video]

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:38:29 +0000

(image) The jet has a fully handmade jet engine he constructed himself. Take a look. Video is below:  

Harsh Realities of 1917 Revolution in Paintings of a Petrograd Police Officer

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:11:22 +0000

(image) Today is 100 year anniversary of Great October Revolution as it was called in USSR or just 1917 October Revolution. Here are some first-hand witnessed depictions of that time events by a painter Ivan Vladimirov who used to work at … Read more...

Never Seen Vintage Soviet ANTONOV Plane Ads

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:41:06 +0000

(image) A few photos of Soviet vintage Antonov airplane ads target to Western buyers. Because the managers of the company was reasonably thinking that most of the buyers of the planes from abroad would be men, they decided to put women … Read more...

Soviet Crimea as Seen in 1967 By Georg Oddner

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:09:39 +0000

(image) Georg was a foreigner who travelled through half of the USSR in the 1960s. Here is he visiting Yalta, Crimea and taking pics of Soviet people and the stuff around him. People spending their time without gadgets enjoying sea, summer … Read more...

Russian City Omsk during Fog

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:21:07 +0000

(image) It was a foggy weather lately in Omsk and it looks nice on photos. Welcome to Silent Omsk!  

Nice Photos from Soviet Minsk, 1950s

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:36:15 +0000

(image) This photos were made by Alexandr Ditlov – Petersburg photographer 1912-2009. Since 1940 he worked as a photo journalist. Thanks to his photos we can see in color days long go. Army orchestra on parade. 1952. Russian Belarus army commander … Read more...

Russian Artist Make Nice Space Themed Calendar for the Year 2018

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:19:26 +0000

(image) Her name is Anastasia, she is fond of space themed art. And this year she compiled some of her favorites into a 2018 calendar. Here how it looks like: via

Snow Arrives to Russia: Bikini Season is Opened

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:08:00 +0000

(image) When in other country cold weather can mean people dressing up more warmly in Russia its often a signal to some individuals to start wearing less cloths. Just take a look at those. Subway, minus weather outside, but this old … Read more...

Fashion of First Ladies of Russia: Wifes of Russian Leaders From Kruschev to Putin

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:33:41 +0000

(image) A collection of Russian first ladies, from Khruschev to Putin and them compared to foreign leaders wives. Nina Kruscheva – wife of Nikita Kruschev. She was dressing very simple and it was justified inside USSR, she looked like millions other … Read more...

Young Russian Policeman Became an Instagram Star [photos]

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:50:09 +0000

(image) This 23-year old policeman from St. Petersburg became an Instagram star with over 60,000 subscribers. His name is Artem and he is getting thousands of likes, mainly from girls.  

Weird Glowing Skies in Yekaterinburg Last Night

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:18:53 +0000

(image) “This doesn’t look like anything else we’ve seen before” – skies light up in Yekaterinburg last night. A huge glowing spot in the skies. What caused it – still not clear. The glowing is stable and monotonous, not reminding me … Read more...

First 3D printed House Appeared in Yaroslavl, Russia

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:18:04 +0000

(image) First in Russia (and they claim in Europe as well) 3-D printed house appeared in Yaroslavl city. It took just one month to print it! Then some decoration and roof was added to make it look like a normal house. … Read more...

Kalashnikov Electric Motorbikes

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:30:01 +0000

(image) Kalashnikov company, the one that makes AKs, started making electric bikes. They have been already ordered by Russian Army and Moscow police. Till next year fifty or more electric police bikes gonna ride Moscow streets. These are not city-only bikes, … Read more...

Russian Wooden Spaceship

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:54:35 +0000

(image) This is not a Star Wars fan creation. Not a children attraction neither. This is a pretty serious product which helped a lot to develop latest stage of Soviet space program. Before launching and landing self-piloting autonomous Buran space shuttle … Read more...

What Happens When Carpets Leave Apartments

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:23:55 +0000

(image) Russian people love carpets. Especially in Soviet Union there was an obsession with carpets, practically every apartment had one, not always on the floor, often hanging on the wall as decoration as well. But not always they keep carpets inside. … Read more...

Kuskovo Palace in Autumn from Birds Eyes View

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:02:22 +0000

(image) Before 1917 this was a palace for Count Sheremetyev. In 1918 it was nationalized and since then belongs to Russian state. It’s not easy to get a permission for a drone flight and photography here but Vadim, the photographer got … Read more...

Russian Women Students of Airborne Forces School

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:15:43 +0000

(image) A few photos of female part of Russian army students. This particular ladies come from Ryazan city Airborne Forces Institute. They say that army service is increasing in popularity amongst girls and sometimes even the ones with model look prefer … Read more...

French Baron Visits Siberia in 1897

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:57:42 +0000

(image) French baron Joseph de Bai has visited Siberia in 1897 and here are those historical photos for us to see. Kurgan station. Prisoners car train. Kirgiz people. Church.   Krasnoyarsk city. Building a bridge across the Yenisey river. Enisey river. Minusinsk … Read more...

Elton John Visits USSR in 1979

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:04:38 +0000

(image) These days a Western superstar on tour visiting Russia is no wonder. However in USSR, behind the “Iron Curtain” visit of someone like Elton John was almost impossible, yet it happened in 1979. After finishing a world tour in 1979, … Read more...

Russian Billionaires and Their Young Women

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:17:34 +0000

(image) What was considered a bad social practice now is fine and even in sort of trend: Russian older men getting married or befriending young women. Plenty of pairs around where wives look more like daughters. Rich men are especially noted … Read more...

Examples of Russian Landscape Design

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:29:39 +0000

(image) Some examples of  Russian everyday landscape design of apartment building courtyards mainly. Usually to decorate the place all sort of discarded stuff is used. People take stuff from their garages, dachas etc and bring on. Old cart parts, tires, plastic … Read more...

Twenty Five Years Ago in Russia and Beyond..

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:54:00 +0000

(image) These are the series of events that happened in Russia and some other ex-Soviet countries in 1992, twenty five years ago. Starting with a Boris Yeltsin giving speech for both houses of US parliament, June 17, 1992. People selling vodka … Read more...

Soviet Explorers on the North Pole

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:27:09 +0000

(image) These photos were made in 1950s-1960s. Those are Soviet North Pole explorers, pilots and scientists, people who spent over one year on the pole without going to the mainland.  

Nostalgic Photographs from USSR

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:04:15 +0000

(image) Yet another set of positive photos from Soviet country.  

Examples of Russian People Smuggling Stuff Across the Border

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:10:36 +0000

(image) Here are a few examples of recently caught smugglers and their tricks to bypass border and custom security.  

Russian Lake Turned Green

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:25:09 +0000

(image) A lake near Nizhny Tagil city changed its color to green. Law enforcement try to investigate as this is the tap water source for the  city.  

Foreign Tourist Visits USSR

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:20:20 +0000

(image) Photos made by a foreign tourist Zackary Hoffman on his visits to USSR in 1964-1972. Photos being made in different cities of the Soviet country.  

Only in Russia Photos, Part 18

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:10:02 +0000

(image) A new selection of “Only in Russia” photographs.    

Russian People Fixing Things [photos]

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:54:02 +0000

(image) They say Russian people are savvy – they can do things out of nothing. Here is a collection of photos Russian people fixing things in not so trivial ways.

Svetlana Last Person Who Was Born in Pripyat

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:05:37 +0000

(image) Svetlana Alexeenko is considered to be the last person who was born in Pripyat, place where nuclear power plant exploded. She was born April 26th, 1986, ten hours after the nuclear accident happened there.     She didn’t stay long … Read more...

Life of the Researchers at Russian Polar Island

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:46:21 +0000

(image) Heis island is located in Franz-Joseph archipelago in Northern Ocean. Far from civilization those people living there made their own little world where they routinely spend their days. The island has a polar space observatory since USSR times. Also meteorogical … Read more...

Unusual Passengers of Russian Subways 3

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:24:34 +0000

(image) Another collection of photos made in Moscow and other subways spotting people that look something stranely than normal.  

Aftermath of Explosions in Ukrainian Ammo Warehouse

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:43:16 +0000

(image) A fire happened on the Army ammo warehouse in Kalinovka village, Ukraine causing a big accident for nearby houses and people. Here are some aftermath photos. Over 2,000 people trying to resolve the situation now – find the unexploded ammo … Read more...

Lada Niva Customized Cars

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:40:28 +0000

(image) Russian LADA NIVA is one of the most favorite Russian cars exported abroad because it was probably the cheapest 4×4 offroad car you can buy for a long time in European countries. Here are some photos from Russian and world … Read more...

UFO in Russia Last Night Which Was Actually an ICBM

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:42:50 +0000

(image) People of Russian South started posting pictures of “UFO” they saw last night. However now the most plausible explanation for this is ICBM. These are examples of photos people were seeing. What is ICBM? It stands for Intercontinetal Ballistic Missile, … Read more...

Moscow Photos Back from 1867

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:35:40 +0000

(image) Those photographs are already 140 years old. They were made from top of the Christ the Redeemer Church in Moscow, showing panoramic views of the city. The view of the Kremlin and the bridge is pretty much reminding the modern … Read more...

Only in Russia photos, part 17

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:53:27 +0000

(image) New “Only in Russia” photo series, this time number seventeen. Enjoying viewing those. What happened here is not clear but the moto driver was peacefully sleeping. Navigation.  

First Chechen War Photos

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:52:49 +0000

(image) Twenty-three years ago a first Chechen war was starting taking place in this Southern region of Russia named Chechnya, or Chechen Republic Ichkeriya at the moment the war started. Here are some photos, mainly from a Chechen capital city Grozny or … Read more...

Russian military vehicles of the year 2023

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:13:53 +0000

(image) The near future designs of Russian military vehicles by the Gojkovic Design Bureau/a Serbian concept artist Nenad Gojkovic. Nenad is a professional concept artist specialized in prop, vehicle and architecture design for the entertainment industry.  For creation of his designs, … Read more...

More Photos of Kids playgrounds in Russia

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:41:23 +0000

(image) If you prepare to relocate your family to Russia – be prepared your kids going to visit one of those.

Man from Belarus Made a Hobbit House

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:25:41 +0000

(image) Man from Mirny village in Belarus decided to build an “eco-house” with his own hands. The results looks like very much like a hobbit house. The house has round windows and is made out of dirt and clay mixed with … Read more...

Only in Russia photos, part 16

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:55:30 +0000

(image) Here is another selection of “Only in Russia” photos series. When cameraman is late to work.. Russian key chain Siberia-Turkey airline passenger. It was election day last Sunday.  

How to Impress a Russian Girl

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:55:31 +0000

(image) How to Impress a Russian Girl Every man has to know that it is possible to please and impress a Russian girl only when he gives her exactly what she wants. In order a surprise will be pleasant, a man … Read more...

Photos of Soviet Counter Culture Youth

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:08:08 +0000

(image) In late USSR there were youngsters who wanted to look different, even it was formally banned to differ from others. You could be easily getting a compulsory haircut in school if your hair was too long and you was a … Read more...

Russian paratrooper soldier made funny art about his service

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:30:24 +0000

(image) Russian and Soviet paratroopers service was considered one of the most hard in Russian army. Only the most fit were accepted. And here is one of the ex soldiers decided to draw his experience while in the army. Here are … Read more...

Trans-Siberian Railway as Viewed by Travelers

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:45:32 +0000

(image) Setting off on a rail adventure on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, the world’s longest railroad, can by right be called a journey of a lifetime. The Moscow – Ulan Bator route is among the most popular Trans-Siberian train tours and … Read more...

Repaired Old Soviet Fire Truck

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:14:41 +0000

(image) Firemen of one Russian fire station have repaired a vintage Soviet fire truck. Here are some photos. Those trucks were made in the USSR from 1962 until 1968. They were widely used in Soviet villages. Now they are only found in museums and … Read more...

Kayaking on the Lena and Sinaya Rivers in Yakutia

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:03:40 +0000

(image) Yakutia is the largest subnational governing body by area in the world, similar in size to India, but with less than a million people, making the region one of the least densely populated regions in the world. The main river … Read more...

Weird Russian Wedding Photoshops

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:54:01 +0000

(image) Another selection of Russian people getting creative with their wedding photos using PhotoShop. Some photos are purely hilarious.

Only in Russia photos part 15

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:33:43 +0000

(image) A new collection of “Only in Russia” style photos. Enjoy! This is fine. Growing new leaders of Communism. Another fine art from children playgrounds. This fox is probably was a real animal before. Very important sign. Here, your car is … Read more...

Russian Man Makes a Dragon Shaped Bench out of Wood

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:57:42 +0000

(image) This thing looks like it came straight out of Game of Thrones! A Soviet born man, Igor Loskutov, now living in Germany, made this thing. Just take a look.

Only in Russia Photos Part 14

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 19:25:34 +0000

(image) Here is another selection of photos with situations and things that possible only in Russia. Of course not only in Russia things happen, but we still sort of proud about the density of the events and proudly post it all … Read more...

Russian New Mi-28UB Helicopter Demo Flight

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:38:41 +0000

(image) This MI-28UB at first was a MI-28H then in 2012-2013 they turned it into first experimental MI-28UB. Igor, the photographer went to make photos of it on Moscow air show with huge 1200mm camera lens. So it looks like very … Read more...

Color Photos of Soviet Airborne Trooper Forces

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:44:36 +0000

(image) “Nobody but us” was there motto. A color photo collection of Soviet paratroopers, the cutting edge forces of Russian army. Only the fittest were conscripted into those forces. Warsaw Pact soldiers.  

Modernizing MiG-31 jets at Top Secret Falcon Factory

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:24:03 +0000

(image) One of the top secret Russian factories “Sokol” (Falcon) there is a modernization process of Russian MiG-31s going on. It’s almost impossible to get inside, however this photographer was allowed for a few minutes in to take the photos. Here … Read more...

First August Snow in Yakutia, Russia

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:24:37 +0000

(image) Today, August 29, first snow has hit Yakutia, Russia. Social media is filled with photos and here are some of them. As we say in Russia “we have a short summer, however it’s not very snowy”. Sometimes the saying is … Read more...

Private Photos of Soviet Officers Fighting a War in Angola

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:12:50 +0000

(image) It’s no wonder the Soviet state was helping some sides in the Angola war. Here are some photos of Russian veterans from their private albums. Rarely seen private photos of Soviet pilots, tank commanders and other officers who fought on … Read more...

Only in Russia photos, part 12

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:47:52 +0000

(image) Another selection of photos that can be called “Only in Russia”. Like, where else you can see an ancient Russian castle, Russian orthodox church and.. elephants eating grass on the roadside? More inside. VIP customers get carpeted parkings in this … Read more...

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:48:13 +0000

(image) In June 1959, there was a Russian (Soviet) expo in New York, where the Soviet country presented their best achievements, and LIFE magazine visited the event and took these photos. The interior of the event was decorated with fake birch trees. … Read more...

German Tourist Visits Moscow in 1955

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:56:14 +0000

(image) Another series of photos taken by a foreign tourist in the Soviet country. This time a German tourist took these photos in Moscow in 1955. Gorky street Moscow Kremlin. Archangelsky Cathedral inside the Kremlin. Big Kremlin palace and Archangelsky Cathedral. Kremlin Armory. Uspensky … Read more...

Russian Anti Riot Vehicle Schit

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:22:24 +0000

(image) “Schit” means “Schield” in Russian, it’s also the name of the new anti-riot truck the Russian “Kalashnikov” company developed. This word can easily be an exclamation that protesting people can make when they see this thing approaching them. The truck has a … Read more...

First Russian Color Photos by Pyotr Vedenisov

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:57:09 +0000

(image) Only a few photographers were taking color photos of pre-Communist Russia. Pyotr Vedenisov was one of them. He used autochrome technology for taking these photos. Around 150 such photos survive since that time, showing the period of 1909-1914 Russia. Here … Read more...

Only in Russia, part 11

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:22:21 +0000

(image) “This is possible only in Russia” style photos, new collection of those. “Puzzled fox”  

Strange House of a Belarus Businessman

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:16:32 +0000

(image) In a Belarus village, 5km from the country capital man built himself a house decorated with lot of strange things. It belongs to a local businessman and the place already became a local landmark. Locals say that they even afraid a … Read more...

Russian Photos as Covers for Famous Movies

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:04:00 +0000

(image) A few cases if  photos from Russia could be used as alternative DVD covers for famous Western movies, starting with Dmitri Medvedev could be a Disco Dancer 1982 Indian movie. Locks picks and two smocking barrels. Lord of the Rings. … Read more...

Russian Jets Flying Above the Azov Sea, Night and Day

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:36:39 +0000

(image) Russian blogger visits an airfield in Kuban region, to see how SU-25 jets do their flights above the Azov sea during day and also night time. Airfield is getting ready for the flights. Technics preparing jets. First jets get into … Read more...

Only in Russia, Part 10

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:18:06 +0000

(image) Another collection of very Russian photos. Russian post office selling alcohol. “Family offer”. “Temporary sign”. Here, secure now. How did even got there? “Meat cheap as veggies”. Lening and Trotsky. Ran free. “Swimming (here) is dangerous for your life”. Indeed. … Read more...

Awesome Collection of Russian Vintage Photos Colorized

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:44:14 +0000

(image) Awesome collection of the old Russia photos colorized, starting with this Russian Emperor Family. Great countess Maria Vladimirovna. Ksenia Romanova, the Tsars sister, daughter of Alexander III. Romanov royal sisters work in a military hospital during World War I. Tsar … Read more...

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:22:26 +0000

(image) In Russia there is almost no baseball games but there are too many baseball bats. Usually it’s not being used for a peaceful sports at all. Many shops sell this “sports equipment” ambiguous inscriptions, hinting you can use it for … Read more...

Russian Last Tsar Nicholas II Fooling Around

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:57:13 +0000

(image) These photos were made in 1899 in Darmstadt, Germany. Here you can see last Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas II is fooling around together with his wife and friends – Danish princess, Duchess of Darmstadt and prince of Greece Nicholas. Nothing human wasn’t … Read more...

Russian man makes wooden Zippo lighters

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:19:24 +0000

(image) Many precious wood types are used by this man to create those nice looking wooden Zippos. Here how he does it: He takes a regular Zippo lighter. Then different precious wood cuttings that are left from some other production. The … Read more...

Border Guards of USSR

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:05:27 +0000

(image) Some assorted photos of Soviet Border guards.  

Soviet Collective Farm Owner Builds Socialism in one Local Town

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:34:55 +0000

(image) Most of the Soviet collective farms were turned into private farms and then sold by parts or stay abandoned now. This farm is different. It was turned into a corporation as well but it wasn’t neglected. It became a leading … Read more...

How St.Petersburg Most Famous Bridge Works, Being Lifted Each Night

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:39:03 +0000

(image) This is a photo report by Russian blogger Aslan on how the big Leningrad now St.Petersburg Alexander Nevsky bridge is being raised at night. Probably many of you saw the picture of Leningrad with the bridge raised open. The weather … Read more...

St.Petersburg in 1860s

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:15:13 +0000

(image) Probably one of the earliest photos of the city, showing the place as it was almost hundred fifty years ago. Starting with balagans on Admiralty square. Balagan was sort of an entertainment tent or hut in Russian fairs to perform … Read more...

Soviet Fashion and Soviet Models

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:24:05 +0000

(image) Some photos of Soviet fashion and Soviet models, demonstrating the Soviet designer top fashion. Most of the photos made in Leningrad, but in different years. 1968 – woolen costumes. Spring wool costumes, 1978. Wool was a must for a Soviet … Read more...

Soviet girl draws her Soviet Childhood

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:09:51 +0000

(image) From her birth until her fifteenth birthday Zoya lived in Kiev, USSR, and while living there she was taking art classes, so she developed artistic skills. Then she left for Israel and continued taking art classes there. Then, some years after, … Read more...

Soviet Youth by Life Magazine

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:10:00 +0000

(image) American photographer Bill Eppridge of Life magazine went to Soviet Union in 1963 to make photos about Russian life. Here are some photos he brought back from the Soviet country. Showing pretty much well atmosphere of that time.  

Kiev Retired Man Turns His Hallway into a 19th Century Palace

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:57:38 +0000

(image) Vladimir Chaika turned a hallway of his apartment building – a building where he got an apartment – into a 19th century palace. What you see here is a work in a progress – not finished yet. However the man … Read more...

Abandoned Resort for the Kremlin Elite in Georgian Switzerland

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:42:15 +0000

(image) In mountain region of Georgia you can see a monument reminding us of the Soviet past. Hidden behind the Caucasian mountain ridge, Shovi resort stays forgotten for already a few decades. Looking at the picturesque landscapes around you understand why … Read more...

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:25:14 +0000

(image) Take a look at their eyes. In June 1941 Nazi Germany attacked USSR in order to conquer and enslave its people. Soviet army enlisted over 2,000 women snipers. Now Russian artist Olga Sh finds their photos and turn them into … Read more...

Surgut Russian City in Taiga

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:58:16 +0000

(image) Taiga is a forest consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. Much of Russia from Karelia in the west to the Pacific Ocean (including much of Siberia) is taiga. And Surgut is a  340,000 population city deep in taiga. The … Read more...

Russian Cat Stepan Most Lazy Cat in the World

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:06:22 +0000

(image) Meet Stepan, Russian cat that always sits like this. His owner calls him the most lazy cat in the world. All he does is eating and sleeping: What a fun cat!  

Kindergarten in USSR, 1960

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:59:22 +0000

(image) In 1960 American Life magazine photographers spent a few days in a Russian kindergarten – preschool facility where kids were going up to the age of seven. Here are their photographs.

Women Serving in Russian Law Enforcement

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:40:20 +0000

(image) Photographs of Russian women that serve in police and other law enforcement which Russia has plenty.

Dubdom16: Russian Awesome Floating Houses

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:36:07 +0000

(image) Russian company makes those prefabricated floating cabins. For now some of them sold, some are offered for rent at the lakes near Moscow. Here how they look and work. It made out of laminated wood. This holes you see, the … Read more...

Abandoned USSR Command Post of Civil Defense

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:25:08 +0000

(image) In this former Soviet major town of the Region there is a secret civil defense bunker. Today it is totally out of the system but once it was a great command center ,in case of war, in this town. There … Read more...

A Soviet Screw-Propelled Vehicle Going to Series, Again

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:02:29 +0000

(image) One Russian factory started again producing those unique all-terrain screw-propelled vehicles. It was initially built in USSR and could move virtually anywhere – didn’t need roads at all – take a look at the video: Here is an old Soviet … Read more...

Russian Assault Helicopters Doing a Drill

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:47:47 +0000

(image) KA-52s, Mi-8s, Mi-28s and Mi-35s copters and their crews from different Western Russian airfields have gathered here for a large scale drill going on.  Here are some photos from the airfield where it’s going on. Here are them standing prepared … Read more...

Unique White Tiger Cubs Were Born in Crimea

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:30:35 +0000

(image) Four days ago four white tiger cubs were born. Those are unique animals, very rare in wild nature. Because of their color its harder for them to survive and to hunt. Not more than 300 of those animals exist in … Read more...

Russian Empire Army Hospital in 1914-1916

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:21:50 +0000

(image) Here are the photos of Russian Empire army hospital made in around 1914-1916. The World War I was going on, there was not enough hospitals to put all wounded soldiers. Schools and other state buildings were turned into hospital. Here … Read more...

Great Ukrainian Wall

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:10:38 +0000

(image) After a few years ago Ukraine decided to build a wall on Russian border. Previously there was no border and people could snoop here and there between two states. They wanted to build a full-time wall, like the Israel is … Read more...

Life of the Worker in USSR, 1950s

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:23:22 +0000

(image) In 1950s American LIFE magazine has spent a couple of days with a simple Russian worker capturing his daily routines. Here are some photos they made.  

Russian Newest Next Generation Jet SU-57 or PAK-FA T50 Freshest Photos

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:32:41 +0000

(image) During month of July Russian blogger and photographer Antonio50 was able to make photos of the newest Russian next generation jet SU-57. It was previously known as PAK-FA project or T-50 but a few days ago a Russian army commander … Read more...

Soviet Crimea in 1960s-1980s

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:00:10 +0000

(image) A traveller visited this place somewhere between these dates and here are the photos.  

Fifteen Great Russian Artworks You Won’t Find in Any Schoolbooks

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:34:53 +0000

(image) Soviet and then Russian schoolbooks are pretty much avoiding these artworks. All of them are connected by one topic – heavy drunkenness, bullying, family violence, but mostly of course, drunkenness. Despite how famous the artist was, how good the artworks themselves … Read more...

Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:30:22 +0000

(image) At the beginning of 1976, an international scandal broke out: A Soviet Air Force pilot, Viktor Belenko, escaped the USSR together with the newest MiG-25 jet. He landed in Japan first and then asked for asylum in the USA. In the Soviet country … Read more...